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Monumentum

Male figure with offerings from Dieburg

A standing half naked man makes offerings to an altar while holding a cornucopia in his other hand.
 
 
PublishedMithraeum.eu
19 Jan 2022
Updated on 29 Jan 2022
 
  • Standing man with offering from Dieburg

    Standing man with offering from Dieburg
    Ortolf Harl - Lupa.at 

  • Standing man with offering from Dieburg (detail)

    Standing man with offering from Dieburg (detail)
    Ortolf Harl - Lupa.at 

 

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Relief in bright sandstone (H. 0.475 Br. 0.285 D. 0.15) found in the pit of the sanctuary. Inv. No. 3638/52.

Standing male figure whose body is only partly dressed in a mantle. He has footwear. With his r.h. he holds a patera with offerings over an altar and in his l.h. he holds a cornucopia. The head, the r.h. and the upper part of the cornucopia are lost. Above the patera a kneeling child is partly visible. Next to his l. foot there is a basket with fruit on which a child is sleeping, its head resting on the crossed arms.
 
 

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